Weaverbird is an anthology, which features stories that are rich in themes easily identifiable to the reader. The fourteen stories cut across race and gender with writers as varied as Ike Oguine, Ayodele Arigbabu, E.C. Osondu, Tade Ipadeola, Tolu Ogunlesi to mention a few. The themes include racism, self-hate, love, homosexuality, fables, and friendship.
Oguine’s brilliant and funny “A squatter’s Tale” is about Obi, a young high-flying Nigerian financier who decides to travel to America to seek greener pastures after the finance company he works for suddenly collapses. As a little boy of ten, his mother’s younger brother, Happiness had visited them from America displaying a show of wealth which registered on young Obi’s mind. Little wonder then, that when Obi decides he must leave the country, it is America he chooses.